Gingerich-Kingery

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About us


The Gingerich-Kingery DNA Project uses the new tools of genetic genealogy and DNA testing to enhance and augment traditional genealogical research into Gingerich and Kingery family lineages from the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, and anywhere else in the world Gingerich and Kingery families are found.  Many Gingerich families that immigrated to America from Europe anglicized their name to Kingery.  The project seeks to help break through brick walls in research and prove, or disprove, family connections where documented sources are either lacking or inconclusive.

Project participation is open to any direct paternal-line male Gingerich or Kingery descendant—i.e., a male whose last name is Gingerich or Kingery (or a variation, such as Gingrich or Kingrey) or a male whose biological paternal-line ancestry goes back to a Gingerich or Kingery but whose last name was changed at some point, such as due to adoption.  However, even if you are not a direct paternal-line male Gingerich or Kingery descendant, you can join the project by sponsoring the testing of a Gingerich or Kingery male from your immediate or extended family, such as a brother, son, father, uncle, male cousin, distant male cousin, etc.  The success of the project depends on getting as many Gingerich-Kingery males tested as possible, so please help this effort by getting tested yourself or arranging for the testing of a Gingerich or Kingery male in your family.